Education and Career Development



Ages 13-18 | Free with membership

CareerLaunch is a career exploration and mentoring program for teens ages 13-18. This program includes the CareerLaunch Web site that allows teens to take an interest survey, explore careers, identify training or college requirements, seek out financial aid and play skills-building games. There's also an easy-to-use Career Exploration Quick Reference Guide with a broad range of career planning and job skills activities that Club staff or volunteers can use with teens. Funded by Gap Foundation

Junior Staff

Ages 10-17 | Free with membership | All Locations

Junior Staff is a small group program that assists Club members explore a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work. Young people prepare for future roles as human services professionals by participating in career development activities and field trips, discovering the importance of community service, building customer service skills and completing a Club apprenticeship. Club members benefit from one-on-one guidance from club volunteer leaders in their communities. Funded by AT&T.


Money Matters

Ages 13-18 | Free with membership

Created with the Charles Schwab Foundation, this financial literacy program was designed specifically to help teens (ages 13 to18) expand their knowledge of money management and learn the skills that lead to financial responsibility and independence. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, budget, save and invest. They also learn about starting small businesses and paying for college.


Reading Partners

Ages 6-9 | Free with membership | All Locations

Local volunteers help members read. They join members on Tuesday and Thursdays, helping members improve their reading skills.